As with every year since 2001, September 11 has been a day to remember our loss, to honor those who sacrificed it all on that fateful day and the years afterward, and a day to thank our leaders of old for the tenacity to revenge that loss. On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, this year was supposed to be even more meaningful.
It was supposed to be a day when we could celebrate a full two decades of victory over fear, evil, and terror. It was supposed to be a day to remind the world of our national strength, of our willingness to fight for what is right, and of the freedoms that should be known to every individual in the world.
And yet, thanks to Biden, that was not exactly the feeling being exuded…
Instead, it’s the Taliban who celebrated.
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Thanks to the Biden Administration’s botched withdrawal from the 20-year-long War on Terror, Afghanistan is now ruled over and controlled by the Taliban. And again, thanks to that same administration, the terrorist organization is stronger than ever before, or at least stronger than they were in 2001.
So, of course, they are celebrating.
In fact, according to new Afghan national leaders, 9/11 will be the official new beginning of their rule and their government. Hell, they even have a major inauguration celebration planned for that day.
As former US State Department adviser and Afghan native Arash Yaqin tweeted out recently, the symbolism is beyond sadly ironic.
“Speaking about the symbolism of the War on Terror, the Taliban are planning to have their interim government inauguration ceremony on Saturday, September 11th, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.”
But it’s worse than just bad symbolism.
As Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James recently pointed out in a piece for The Washington Times, the Taliban now has a whole trifecta of sorts going for them. And it’s all thanks to Biden’s shoddy job at pulling out…
They have more territories to control than they did in 2001. They have much better military arms and equipment, with some $83 billion in US weapons and armored vehicles. And now, with Biden quite literally abandoning all US citizens still in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation, the Taliban has several hundred American hostages.
James said, “And worse yet, now the Taliban will have hundreds of American hostages that it didn’t have in 2001. Hostages President Biden abandoned. Hostages the Taliban will use to barter for more money and weapons to use to commit more terrorist attacks.”
Now, it may have been a surprise to most of us that someone that supposedly had over half of America voted for him could make such a horrible foreign policy decision. But for former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates, this is just par for the course when it comes to Biden.
According to Gates, Biden has never been good at making foreign policy. Additionally, he’s “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the last four decades.”
It’s important to note that Gates said this way back in 2004 before Biden was president and well before he was even vice president.
Then again, in 2014, Gates remarked on Biden’s bad luck with foreign policy in an NPR interview. He listed a few of the international issues Biden had been wrong about, including the aid package for South Vietnam and the belief that human rights would improve in Iran after the Shah was disposed of. He also strongly opposed Reagan’s defense buildup in the 1980s, the first Gulf War, and the deployment of troops to Afghanistan in 2009.
Hell, Biden was in even opposition to the raid on Osama bin Laden.
As Gates said, “So on a number of these major issues, I just frankly, over a long period of time, felt that he had been wrong.”
And yet, someone decided he would make a good president and Commander in Chief?
The only thing he’s been good at so far is helping the Taliban and China…